Cancun to Guatemala Overland
Initially, I was planning to rent a place for the month and just do some day trips from Antigua (still might opt for this). I will be on the home end of a 2 month South America Trip and thought I would enjoy some down-time, however The more I read, the more I want to see/do.
Is Antigua a good place to day-trip from? I figure I can spend my last week on my way back to Cancun (flight out on May 8th from here), and see Tikal and Tulum.
Any suggestions are welcome.
There's lots to do in Guatemala so best to research a bit further before committing to a month in Antigua.
A month is Antiqua is a bit excessive for the attention span of most people,since it tends to get tiring after a few weeks. Of course, if you want to socialise and learn Spanish at the same time, Antiqua is the place to be for a month.
but not to worry. Lago Atitlan and Panajachel can occupy you for a week at least if you explore the villages around the lake , go to the butterfly preserve(Never been there, but its said to be nice), and take a guided tour up a small volcano.
There is Copan to see on the way, and I enjoyed Todos Santos quite a bit. It takes about two days to get there, if you don't start from huehuetenango, and one day to come back.
Some people like Livingston and that area, but I'm not entirely fascinated by creole culture, especially one in an area that can be dangerous for tourists if they're not careful.
Hate to break it to you, but your trip sounsd like a disaster in the making.
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